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Cornerstone University athletic director Dave Grube is a graduate of the University of South Alabama, where he earned both his undergrad and graduate degrees in Education.
He was a three-sport standout at the school (basketball, track and soccer) and spent two years as assistant basketball coach.
In 1986, following a successful high school coaching career at C.F. Vigor High School in Prichard, AL., he moved to Grace Bible College in Grand Rapids, MI., as director of athletics and men's basketball coach.
Grube led the Grace basketball team to its first-ever NCCA National Tournament, and in 1989 became the soccer coach as well, leading his team to four District championships and winning Coach of the Year honors four times.
During his tenure as athletic director at Grace, the school's team earned 14 Regional and two National Tournament championships.
In 1995, Grube moved to the Grand Rapids Hoops of the Continental Basketball Association, serving first as assistant coach, then director of Community Relations. In 1998 he became Executive Vice-President of Business Operations, followed a year later by his appointment as General Manager.
His 2000 Hoops team won the conference championship.
Grube was named athletic director at Cornerstone University in 2003. Since his introduction, the Golden Eagles have won 15 WHAC regular season championships, 9 conference tournament titles, 2 Regional crowns and the All-Sports trophy for the first time in school history.
He currently serves on the NIAI National Administrative Council, and he is Vice-Chair of the NAIA Experience and Enhancement Committee. He is a member of the NAIA Champions of Character Integration Committee, the NAIA Champions of Character Board, and vice-president of the Wolver-Hoosier Athletic Conference board of directors.
He is also involved in various community and church organizations and serves on several community boards, including the West Michigan Sports Commission.